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Landscape Architecture in the News

Atlanta’s leading landscape architect, 93, still drawing

"Edward L. Daugherty, the dean of Atlanta landscape architects, has seen many cycles of growth and decay. He has survived enough seasons to view his own wintertime with a sanguine eye. At 93, Daugherty does not want to quit. Now his students, clients, friends and colleagues are evaluating the enormous impact Ed Daugherty has had on the look of Atlanta."

Student seeks to create more equitable environments through landscape architecture
Aberdeen News

"Through interdisciplinary research that applies art theory to landscape architecture, Esben Fiske hopes to create landscapes and environments that are more equitable for both the humans who populate them and the nature they interact with — that is to say, ensuring that spaces are accessible for marginalized groups who may not have always had that access."

Cornell to Host 50th Annual Landscape Architecture Conference, First Ever in New York
The Cornell Daily Sun

"LABash brings together landscape architecture students and professionals from across the country for a weekend-long conference that offers a variety of educational workshops, keynote speakers, career-building opportunities and social events.

This year’s conference is the first-ever to be held in New York state and dons the theme “Rise Above Run” — reflecting the slope formula and calling to challenge students and professionals to use design to “rise above” prominent issues such as climate change."

Architects head back to the drawing board after twister rips office apart
Nashville Business Journal

"When Will Marth called Gary Hawkins at 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday, the longtime Nashville architect feared the worst. Tornado sirens blared as Hawkins watched TV. On his phone, he couldn't get a feed from any of his office security cameras — but it was buzzing with alerts that the building's security alarms were going off."


How Conservationist Designers Are Reacting to Climate Change 
Architectural Digest 

"Although protected areas have grown from 3% of the world’s surface in the 1960s to over 12% today, experts worry many are no more than “paper parks”—in other words, areas that are protected in theory, but with few resources and little big-picture impact. Many aren’t nearly large enough to protect the wildlife that’s within them. Others are understaffed and undermonitored."

This Maryland group is paying students to go into landscaping — and showing them it’s more than just cutting lawns
The Baltimore Sun

"Program leaders say it is among the first of its kind in the nation. While its footprint is still small — about 25 students have been brought into the industry within the past four years — organizers are optimistic the institute can grow and succeed.

Students who apply and are accepted to the American Landscape Institute enter a two-year “earn and learn” program at CCBC, getting 39 college credits while earning a paycheck from local horticultural businesses, said Martha Pindale, the institute’s executive secretary."

Moss is new head of horticulture and landscape architecture

Three-time Oklahoma State University graduate Justin Quetone Moss is set to take over as head of OSU’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture on March 1.

Rene Bihan crafts landscapes amid Bay Area development boom
The Mercury

"Rene Bihan loves landscapes, urban, suburban and everything in-between. He finds ways to create memorable places amid a dazzling development boom in Silicon Valley and the rest of the Bay Area."

The old Jehovah’s Witnesses headquarters in Brooklyn Heights now has 11 lush gardens. We’ve got photos.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

"The landscape designers created 11 garden spaces, some of them multi-level, with lush plantings, custom-designed planters and custom, built-in timber seating.The job was part of a major makeover of the Watchtower’s former home base into an office and retail complex called Panorama.

Terrain-NYC’s goal was “connecting these buildings, for the first time in 50 years, to their streets, to their neighborhood and to the dynamic neighborhood that’s changed around them over the last 50 years,” Tupu said."

A Comparison of the 3 Phases of the High Line Part 5 – Water Feature & Drinking Fountains

"A Comparison of the Three Phases of the High Line, New York City: A Landscape Architect and Photographer’s Perspective” compares Phase One with Phase Two, and describes what is proposed for Phase Three."

Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation and A+D Museum unveil "Built by Women" exhibit in Los Angeles

"The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) and the Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles (A+D) have announced the latest iteration of the Built by Women exhibition, a program designed to celebrate "the breadth of achievement by women at the building industry’s highest levels in cities across the nation.""

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